MIDWEEK MATCH: Tulips are taking their cup tie at the Dog & Duck seriously

Promotion-chasing Spalding United won't be going down the route of weakened teams for their Doodson Cup third round tie at AFC Rushden & Diamonds tonight (January 31, 7.45pm).

Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2017, 11:13 am
Jordan Lemon should be fit to play for Spalding at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

The Doodson Cup is the league cup competition for Evo Stik Northern League sides. Spalding are currently second in the table, two places and eight points clear of the Diamonds.

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Lee Beeson and Jordan Lemon are expected to shrug off injuries picked up in the Tulips’ 2-1 weekend win over Chasetown.

The Diamonds are expected to make several changes to their regular starting line-up at the Dog & Duck as they prioritise their promotion push.